Petrolia Santa Claus Parade and Chili Cook Off Winners
Petrolia, ON – The annual Chili Cook Off and Santa Claus Parade were held the first weekend of December in Petrolia. The Chili Cook Off looked a little different this year due to Mother Nature and was held at the Farmers’ Market. Chili was served by the Petrolia & District Lions Club, The Lambton Central Petrolia Optimist Club, The Rotary Club of Petrolia, The Petrolia and Area Kiwanis Club, and The Petrolia Heritage Advisory Committee. Sweets and hot chocolate were served by the Margaret Stokes Chapter of the IODE.
The Lambton Central Petrolia Optimist Club had their Angel Tree, greetings were brought to the community by Town Crier, Les Whiting; and Reverand Dave Hewett blessed our community. With help from Mayor R. Brad Loosley the lights were lit to welcome Christmas to Petrolia!
This year because of the weather families were able to enjoy crafts and a Grinch Bingo Scavenger Hunt under the pavilion at the Farmers’ Market!
The parade theme was “Christmas on Film” and proved to be popular with many entries depicting well-known Christmas favourites.
The winners by age category are as follows:
CHILI COOKOFF WINNERS
1st Place – Chili Pot – Kiwanis Club of Petrolia & Area
2nd Place – Silver Fork – The Petrolia Heritage Advisory Committee
1. Petrolia & District Skating Club
2. First Petrolia Scouting
3. Kiddies Korner Co-op Nursery School
1. Kiwanis Club of Petrolia and Area
2. St. Phillips Catholic School
3. Lambton County Developmental Services
- Basement Boss
- Heidi’s Your Independent Grocer
- Petrolia Pizza & Subs
BEST OVERALL: Elite Star Dance Academy
We extend our sincere thanks to all volunteers and wish to congratulate all participants.